If you are unfamiliar with The Matthew Poole Project, now is a good time to get acquainted. The translator is just beginning to blog through the translation of 1 Peter, and, at long last, Poole’s Synopsis on Numbers is complete and available in print (more than 650 pages).
The Book of Numbers contains “the foundation of the Church and Commonwealth of the Israelites, while they walked and wandered in the wilderness”, and lays “before us the unchangeable love of God promised and exhibited to this people; the comely order established and observed among them; sundry examples of His horrible judgments againt obstinate sinners; the Fatherly chastisements and corrections of the faithful offending; and the dangerous plottings and devilish policies of the Church’s enemies”. –William Attersoll, Numbers (1618)
“I beseech the theological collector not to let a fine copy of good old Matthew Poole’s ‘Synopsis Criticorum’…slip through his fingers without becoming master of it.” –Dibdin’s ‘Lib. Comp.’, 52.